You Did This for Me?

Do you think the girlfriend in the following story was impressed or what that her guy decided his presence was a worthy Valentine's Day gift?

Joseph Dekenipp

(ARIZONA) A Pinal County inmate looking to spend some time with his valentine was taken into custody more than three hours after he escaped from jail earlier Friday.

Officials said Joseph Andrew Dekenipp, 40, was arrested without incident in Coolidge, about 10 miles southwest of Florence, where the Pinal County Adult Detention Center is located. Dekenipp had made his way to the Gallopin’ Goose Saloon and Grill, where he was set to meet with his girlfriend.

She had just barely arrived by the time authorities caught up with Dekenipp, according to bar patrons.

A statement issued by the Sheriff’s Office said he would receive medical treatment before being returned to county jail...

After this incident, the current inmate has one thing on his side.

When he goes before the court and answers to the "Escape" charge, he can tell the judge:

"Hey look at how I have changed for the better. I am a reformed man! I ran 10 miles as part of my get-away when I could have easily stolen another car."

Mr. Dekenipp was being held on a stolen vehicle charge when he made his unscheduled exit.

I at least hope that Dekenipp got to eat a burger or something--the Gallopin Goose's food got great reviews on the travel sites that I reviewed.
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Enjoy your weekend everyone.

20 comments:

messymimi said...

If she's willing to date a guy who allegedly steals cars, she's probably impressed that he at least gave it a shot. Some people.

lisa said...

I'm a bit confused. If he was arrested without incident, why did he need medical treatment? In any case, I love your commentary. It made me giggle. Hope you have a fantastic (and warmer) weekend.

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
Yeah, that "statement" that could be made by Dekenipp will go over like a pregnant pole-vaulter, but it does have the novelty of never having been TRIED before.
(that I know of)

Good one.

Stay safe out there.

Pat Hatt said...

haha now that is dedication to his relationship

Brian Miller said...

it was a crime of passion...or hope for it...smiles....too bad she got there late eh? smiles.

Maxi said...

What does this say about her?

blessings to you, SD ~ maxi

terri said...

I almost feel sorry for the guy. All that effort to escape and meet up with his girlfriend, only to be caught before he had a chance to enjoy himself! Ha!

Jeanette Levellie said...

How sad, and funny, all at the same time! Thanks for the chuckle, SD.

Tara said...

Wow, was it really worth the extra punishment he'll probably get?

Stephanie Faris said...

Hilarious! I'm getting a kick out of the name of the saloon--the Gallopin' Goose? LOL.

Hilary said...

WOw.. some people are an endless source of amusement.. and head-scratching.

Lady Lilith said...

Ture love. Only he should not have made his sentence worse by escaping.

Blond Duck said...

Aww, honey, you got me more years for v-day!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

How...romantic???

Carma Sez said...

I give him props - that was quite that effort made!

Momma Fargo said...

Just another piece of proof that it takes a good woman to bring a man down. lol. maybe she was a plant.

Theresa Milstein said...

What a romantic little jail-breaker. This made me laugh!

Kristen @ Motherese said...

Well, his girlfriend certainly can't say that he didn't make an effort on Valentine's Day! ;)

Brian Miller said...

hey, hope you are doing well man...

Mary Kirkland said...

You made this very funny with your comments.